Jamal Thorne: Phantasmal Espionage

February 3-28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm

  • Jamal Thorne

    Song's for Anthony Caesar, charcoal on paper, 50 x 67 inches, 2012.

    Song's for Anthony Caesar
  • Jamal Thorne

    Car Dashin, mixed media on paper, 50 x 72 inches, 2012.

    Car Dashin
  • Jamal Thorne

    Proper Attire Required, graphite on wall, dimensions variable-site specific installation, 2014.

    Proper Attire Required

Press Release
Artist Page
Review in The Boston Globe (PDF)

Phantasmal Espionage, a solo exhibition by Jamal Thorne, includes a selection of monochromatic representational drawings, as large as six by four feet. A site-specific drawing will encompass an entire wall of the Main Gallery, and take many hours to create. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Thorne and observe his process during a live performance at the exhibition opening. Frontally-oriented faces fill the entire visual field of Thorne's drawings. He draws ribbons of paper that illusionistically tear away in ribbons to reveal characteristics, such as malice or despair, that are typically kept hidden in public.